This weekend is a pretty historic anniversary for not only the South, but the rest of the country. It represents the 50th anniversary of when 600 protestors started to march from Selma to Montgomery, AL for civil rights. They were brutally attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Less than 5 months later, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
A few months ago, John and Sam Armstrong went to Selma to gather footage of the town, the culture and the infamous bridge. They were basically scouting for a location for filming a documentary for another company. Well this piece led to a pretty big job going on right now in Birmingham/Selma. And a big thanks to the new guy at Main Street Productions, Bill Wilson, everything has been perfect!
We have a two day long live streaming of Civil Rights presentations going on at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel. To watch the live streaming (ending Saturday night), click here. And then on Sunday we travel to Selma to document the march for civil rights. Apparently everyone from Lady Gaga to former President Bush and current President Obama will be in attendance. Pretty cool for our little company.
To watch the quick piece the guys put together when scouting locations, see below. It is nothing fancy, but it is not supposed to be.